Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Anthem Foundation have partnered together to combat one of the fastest growing crises facing our nation’s youth: childhood obesity.
About the Anthem Foundation
The Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., has committed $10 million to the Great Futures campaign as a partner of BGCA’s health and wellness platform. Through the Anthem Foundation’s significant investment, the partnership will advance BGCA’s efforts to combat the growing rate of childhood obesity among our nation’s youth through the holistic health and wellness program, Triple Play.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul, is BGCA’s proven health and wellness program co-sponsored by the Anthem Foundation and founding partner The Coca-Cola Company. Since launching in 2005, Triple Play has made more than 12.7 million connections with kids and teens, promoting the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition through the program’s three components: mind, body and soul. Anthem Foundation’s five-year, $10 million commitment builds upon a longstanding relationship between the organizations and will help bring critical nutrition and exercise programming to more communities and Clubs throughout the nation.
The announcement of Anthem Foundation’s groundbreaking support marked the first public partnership of the Great Futures Campaign. This significant investment is instrumental in enabling BGCA to further its Great Futures Impact Plan in the area of health and wellness. Together with the Anthem Foundation, BGCA will help create an environment that encourages healthy lifestyles, including nutrition-related activities that emphasize portion control, a balanced diet and improving access to healthy food choices. Daily challenges including competitive sports and non-competitive physical activities will help Club members learn to work as part of a team.
To learn more about the Anthem Foundation, please visit anthemcorporateresponsibility.com.